About The VFX Workflow
Visual Effects (VFX) is now one of the most efficient and affordable ways to add production value to your stories. The cost of hardware and software has dramatically fallen. However, it takes a very specific expertise to make the most out of the benefits of VFX. You will learn how to manage VFX workflows in this weekend masterclass enabling you to maximise your ability to create powerful and exciting moving images..
Explore the best methods and techniques to prepare and create convincing Visual Effects Shots from production to post-production, from camera to computer.
An essential ‘myth-buster’ workshop for filmmakers and cinematographers alike.
What you will learn in Hands-On VFX Workflows:
Day 1 Filming: Green Screen
Known as chroma key this technique allows an actor filmed in front of a screen, typically green, to be ‘keyed out’ in the editing process and placed in another world.
On Day One students will be shown cost-saving techniques and will learn the basics of shooting green screen.
• VFX Workflow
• VFX Supervision
• Cinematography for VFX
• Chromakey, tips & techniques
Day 2 Compositing: Keying
Once your images have been shot and imported into your editing computer the next stage called ‘keying’ starts. The basic premise of keying is quite brilliant. Your computer can select any solid colour and ‘key’ it out of the frame. Green is very different from your actors skin meaning you are less likely to ‘key out’ your actor.
On Day Two students will be shown how to prepare your rushes. You will experiment with differnt software and wi earn the basic principals of keying.
• Post-production Workflow
• Digital Images, Core Foundations
• Node based compositing
What will you achieve?
Upon completion of VFX Workflows, students will have acquired the understanding and knowledge of the best techniques and methods to achieve believable visual effects.
How will you be taught?
The Hands-on VFX Workflows is a mix of lecture-style, demonstration and also practical instruction with tutor guidance. In addition, students will set-up and shoot a short scene.
Who should attend?
VFX Workflow is suitable for those new to the art and science of visual effects as well as cinematographers and directors, 1st ADs who want to gain a better understanding of the post-production process. It is also suitable for those seeking to refresh their existing knowledge.
Prepare for this weekend: Suggested Reading
About the tutor
Clement Gharini has 18 years experience in the film industry and is an award-winning filmmaker with a double technical background in cinematography and visual effects.
He was London SciFi 48 hours Challenge Winner 2013 and has worked on TV films such as Game of Thrones and Doctor Who as well as films such as Jupiter Ascending and Oscar-winning Ex Machina.
Did you know?
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